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1day is a call to every person to take one day off on the 21 March 2007 and make the smallest possible carbon footprint.

Try not to drive or use public transport rather walk or bike, turn off all electrical appliances you can, try not to cook, eat simple food. Spend time at home with your family and friends or go walking, see how creative you can be, plant a tree, but use no or as little energy as possible.

Turn off the TV, turn off the Internet, turn off the phone.

Right now we are faced with the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. This is a fact, no matter what anyone says, in our hearts we know that it is the truth. Any person in this world that is 20 years old will probably have seen changes in their climate in that short time.

Climate change and global warming is not something that is going to happen, it has started, it is happening right now.

1day is our day to celebrate our home, to pay thanks to it. Every year in every country on Earth, we have hundreds of different holidays to remember and celebrate things of the past. 1day is a day to celebrate the future. It is a day that we give to today's children.

1day is a message to governments that we support their recent positive actions on climate change and we need more of them.

1day is a choice, not a protest.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN 1day! Please tell everyone and ask your friends and family to participate in 1day - after all it is only one day.
21 March 2007

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Added by acitizenofearth on March 2, 2007


Grant Neufeld

Why has the title of this been set to the gendered “everyman” instead of the title on all the other 1day events which list it as “everyone”?


Hi Grant

Not to be pedantic, but everyman has symbolic significance. The term, technically speaking, is not gender specific.

In literature and drama, the term everyman has come to mean an ordinary individual, with whom the audience or reader is supposed to be able to identify, and who is often placed in extraordinary circumstances. The name derives from a 15th century English morality play called Everyman.

The everyman character is written, so that the reader or audience can imagine themselves in the same situation without having to possess knowledge, skills, and abilities outside their everyday experience. Such characters react realistically in situations that are often taken for granted with traditional heroes.

- noun
1. (italics) a 15th-century English morality play.
2. (usually lowercase) an ordinary person; the typical or average person.
3. everybody; everyone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2006.

Everyman or everyman
n. An ordinary person, representative of the human race.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000

I hope this is explanation is suffice. I could change the title of the event, but the term "everyman" has so much more symbolic significance than everyone. Everyone, is everyone, but everyman is the person in each of us that finds themselves in trying times and having to address issues with a scope that is outside of their normal everyday lives.